Impact of Covid-19 on people with disabilities in Albania

Impact of Covid-19 on people with disabilities in Albania

January 28th, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic created many health, economic and social difficulties in Albania, where different categories of populations have faced different challenges and problems.

According to the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), 6.2 % of the Albanian population belongs to the group of people with disabilities (PwD).

To better understand how the pandemic crisis has affected people with disabilities, the WFD in Albania commissioned a study with its partner Together for Life (T4L). The report is based in a survey carried out in the 6 main districts of the country with the participation of 360 individuals.

Did this category suffer additional economic strains?  

Did the pandemic affect their employment?

Has the pandemic impacted the services offered to PwDs?

How has the lockdown affected their health status and health care services?

Which were the main concerns of PwD during the pandemic?

How effective has been the government response in the treatment of Covid-19 for PwD?


The answers to these questions and other relevant data can be read in the report “Impact of COVID-19 to People with Disabilities in Albania”.

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